Aaron Dontez Yates biography

Aaron Dontez Yates

Horrorcore, Composer

1971 –


Who is Aaron Dontez Yates?

Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. Throughout his career, Yates has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. In 2009, he won the Left Field Woodie award at the mtvU Woodie Awards.

His stage name originated from the TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, given to him by rapper Black Walt due to his fast rhyming Chopper style. Yates later applied a deeper meaning to the name, claiming that it stands for the complete technique of rhyme, with "tech" meaning technique and 'nine' representing the number of completion.


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Nov 8, 1971
Kansas City
Also known as
  • Tech 9
  • Tech9ne
  • Tech Nine
  • Tec 9
  • Aaron D. Yates
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Founder, Strange Music
  • Perspective Records
Lived in
  • Kansas City

on July 23, 2013

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